Aurora football aiming for state title in third straight try

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Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 10:58 PM CST
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AURORA, Neb. (KSNB) - For the last two years, Aurora football has finished as the State Runner-Up in Class B. This season, the Huskies dropped down to Class C1 and find themselves in the State Championship game once again.

The Huskies who have competed, and lost, in the championship game before are trying to flip the script this season.

“You know the feeling of coming up short and you hate it,” Aurora senior wide receiver Carsen Staehr said. “You hate to feel that.”

No. 1 Aurora will play second-seed Pierce in a battle of undefeated teams for the Class C1 state title Tuesday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m.

“The motivating factor is to go out there and play our best football this time around and if that’s enough, it’s enough,” Aurora football coach Kyle Peterson said. ‘This group of seniors has accomplished so much and there’s really one thing they haven’t accomplished. I’d love to help them reach that ultimate goal. It would mean a lot, I think, to a lot of people.”

“It means everything to me and the team right now just because being there the past two years and not getting it, we feel like we owe the community a favor to get this one,” Staehr added.